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AGS301 Weed and Pesticide Sciences (8)

Abstract

A study of the biology, ecology and management of weeds in a range of environments. This subject will deal with herbicide modes of action and its application as part of the integrated management of weed in broadacre and horticultural farming.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
Online*Wagga Wagga Campus
On CampusWagga Wagga Campus
*This subject offering contains a residential school. Please view following information for further details.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: AGS301
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Agricultural and Wine Sciences

Assumed Knowledge

PSC202

Enrolment restrictions

Incompatible subject(s)
PSC410 PSC441

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe the problems caused by weeds
  • be able to identify and describe weeds at the seedling stage
  • be able to discuss the principles of weed ecology and population dynamics
  • be able to demonstrate how to apply principles of integrated weed management in the management of crops particularly with respect to herbicide resistance.
  • be able to discuss the weed control options for a range of land management systems
  • be able to discuss the role of herbicides in integrated weed management programs
  • be able to describe the modes of action and use patterns of herbicides
  • be able to explain the principles and technology of herbicide application used in broadacre farming and horticulture

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Importance of weeds and their management
  • Weed ecology, population dynamics, invasion and succession
  • Characteristics of weeds and weed interference
  • Biology of weeds and their identification
  • Weed management strategies and tactics in broadacre crops and natural ecosystems
  • Characteristics, modes of action and use patterns of herbicides, and the development of herbicide resistance
  • Principles, technology and methods of herbicide application used in broadacre farming and horticulture

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 4 day residential school. The residential school provides a hands on approach to the theory taught in the subject and involves, lectures and tutorials.

Specialised Resources

Residential School is required for DE mode.

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 14 December 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.